Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Marilyn Katz :
Women vs. the Catholic Church, Round 2

Just whose rights was the Constitution written to protect? It is women, not institutions, who are at the center of this debate. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2014 Exactly whom — or what — do … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Women vs. the Catholic Church, Round 2

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Jonah Raskin : Lay Monk Tolbert McCarroll on the Pope, the Church, and the Crisis in Catholicism

Brother Toby at Starcross Community. Interview with Brother Toby:Author, heretic, and spiritual pilgrim at Starcross Community “The Catholic Church today is an absolute monarchy and an absolute patriarchy that puts you right back in the Medieval Ages.” — Tolbert McCarroll By … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Lay Monk Tolbert McCarroll on the Pope, the Church, and the Crisis in Catholicism

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Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

Image from the Brisbane Times.Here come the Nuns! They do not preach it from a pulpit, but live it with their example, in miserable hospitals, in shanty towns, schools, jungle dispensaries, and in places of conflict. By Daniel Samper Pizano … finish reading Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Faith and Resistance of the Catonsville Nine

Faith and resistance: The story of the Catonsville Nine: Peters’ compelling narrative renders the Catonsville Nine not as saints or as villains, but as human beings who could no longer be silent in the face of injustice and war. By … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Faith and Resistance of the Catonsville Nine

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BOOKS / Ken Wachsberger : ‘Second Chances’ is Pro-Choice Novel

The pro-choice novel:‘Love Means Second Chances’ By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | May 3, 2012 [Love Means Second Chances by Susan Elizabeth Davis (2011: Bread and Roses Collaborative); Paperback; 256 pp.; $16] Susan Elizabeth Davis has written a … finish reading BOOKS / Ken Wachsberger : ‘Second Chances’ is Pro-Choice Novel

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Lamar W. Hankins : A Week of Invective over Birth Control and Women’s Health

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The group was infuriated by Obama’s decision. Photo by Seth Wenig / AP.A week of invective:The Catholic bishops, women’s health,and American politics By Lamar W. Hankins | … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : A Week of Invective over Birth Control and Women’s Health

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

Image from Dippity.‘Goodness’ Vs. ‘Rightness’:The ethics of birth control There is a systematic way to find out what the benefits and harms are: observe reality carefully. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2012 A current New … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

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Lamar W. Hankins : When Religion Restricts Our Freedom

Image from Crooks and Liars.When religion restricts our freedom:Catholic bishops and aid in dying By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / June 22, 2011 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently revised its policies concerning the care … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : When Religion Restricts Our Freedom

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James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

John F. Kennedy, then a candidate for president of the United States, speaks before a group of Protestant ministers at Houston’s Rice Hotel, September 12, 1960. Photo from AP.Palin wrong about JFK:Kennedy’s famous speech on church and state As the … finish reading James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

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Larry Ray : BP Means You ‘Better Pray’

Time warp photo montage by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Blessing of the Fleet:Oil spill anxiety accompanies annual ritual By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / June 2, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — The uncertainty of the huge BP oil … finish reading Larry Ray : BP Means You ‘Better Pray’

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Ray Mungo : The Pope is Toast

Pope Benedict on Palm Sunday. Photo from AP / examiner.com.Pope is Toast, Boy Diddley, and Me By Ray Mungo / The Rag Blog / May 26, 2010 The ongoing circus of revelations pinning responsibility for covering up boy-diddling by priests … finish reading Ray Mungo : The Pope is Toast

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Leonardo Boff : The Church, Celibacy, and the Criminal Sinners

Why the Church neither can nor wantsTo abolish the law of celibacyBy Leonardo Boff / The Rag Blog / April 13, 2010 The surge of cases of pedophile priests in almost every Catholic country persists, revealing the magnitude of this … finish reading Leonardo Boff : The Church, Celibacy, and the Criminal Sinners

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